[Irtalk] Impact of Social Sciences – Self-archived articles receive higher citation counts than non-OA articles from same political science journals.

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 11:51:27 SAST 2015

The low level of research funding for the social sciences in the US is
likely to have a direct and negative effect on researchers’ ability to pay
the article processing charges associated with the most common Gold OA
business model. But there are other options. Amy Atchison and Jonathan
Bull look at the benefits of Green Open Access. *Their research indicates
self-archived/ Green OA articles, regardless of format, receive
significantly higher citation counts than do non-OA articles from the same
editions of the same major political science journals.*

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